ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Grant Thornton LLP has appointed Michael (Mike) Stokke, 55, office managing partner of its Atlanta practice. Most recently, Stokke served as the regional Tax partner for the Southeast and the assistant office managing partner of the Atlanta practice.
Stokke succeeds Richard Gebert, who will remain the firm’s regional managing partner for the Southeast region and assumes the same role for the Northeast region.
“Mike’s vast knowledge of tax issues across a number of different specialty areas coupled with his proven leadership and deep experience has made him an invaluable asset to our firm’s dynamic clients,” said Gebert. “His vision for the office and focus on culture will continue to drive our Atlanta people and practice to success.”
Prior to joining Grant Thornton, Stokke served as the U.S. Tax managing partner and Atlanta office managing partner at McGladrey. Previously, he served as the Tax practice leader of Arthur Andersen’s Minneapolis office.
Stokke is a certified public accountant in Georgia and Texas, and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Georgia State CPA Society. He is a member of the board of directors of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, the finance committee of the United Way of Greater Atlanta, and the advisory board of the Master of Accountancy program at Vanderbilt University.
He received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and a master’s degree in management from the University of Minnesota.
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